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GEORGE CLINTON LIVE! AN NPR TINY DESK CONCERT

GEORGE CLINTON LIVE! AN NPR TINY DESK CONCERT

I just had to drop this link as an earmark in time…

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A GRAMMY MUSICAL BAKER’S DOZEN for 2017

A GRAMMY MUSICAL BAKER’S DOZEN for 2017

2017 was a good year for music. Although I’m sure there’s more to hear, what I got in, was all good! What I’m really happy about, is the essence of FUNK, in so much of what I liked.

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The Day I Met James Bond: Roger & Me

The Day I Met James Bond: Roger & Me

Last week Roger Moore passed away. Admittedly not my favorite “James Bond,” he gets nothing but props for holding down the franchise, and taking on the role more than any other actor. Moore himself, expressed that Daniel Craig is the “Best Bond,” in his opinion. I’ve enjoyed Craig’s performances as well. His delivery in “Casino Royale” solidified the re-boot of the franchise and I think “Skyfall” is the best Bond feature of all.

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Chef James Hemmings

Chef James Hemmings

Thomas Jefferson is known as a founding father and a founding foodie. Less well-known is the remarkable man who once fed his refined palate: James Hemings.

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BENJAMIN BOOKER BRINGS THE FUNK!!!

BENJAMIN BOOKER BRINGS THE FUNK!!!

Benjamin Booker is a raw new talent out of New Orleans!  He recently made his network television debut on “The Late Show w/ David Letterman,” and his self-titled debut album is in stores now – performance on Letterman here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8VyRO2iqeg 

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered By NPR Code Switch

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered By NPR Code Switch

Our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition National Museum Tour was recently covered by Tanya Ballard Brown for NPR’s Code Switch blog. Below is Tanya’s article, which includes her conversation with legendary animator Leo Sullivan, who worked on the Fat Albert cartoon special and series and several other 1970’s cartoons that featured positive Black characters.

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